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Yvette Cooper: May must accept blame on border flaws

Yvette Cooper has said that Home Secretary Theresa May must accept some liability for failings by the UK Border Agency last summer.

Referring to instructions given to border staff, the shadow home secretary said: "The language from the home secretary's own private office was not clear and unambiguous and led to huge confusion."

She was commenting on a report by the chief inspector of the border agency and following an announcement that it is to be split.

John Vine's report was commissioned after it emerged that hundreds of thousands of people were let into the UK without appropriate checks, after ministers approved the relaxation of border controls under certain circumstances.

  • 20 Feb 2012
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